Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Feb 2013 18:18 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Games Late last night, Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4 - sort of. It's got a custom 8-core AMD x86-64 processor, 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, and a custom Radeon-based graphics chip. It's also got additional chips to offload specific tasks like video (de)compression (livestreaming is built-in!), and there's a large focus on streaming games, but most of it is "an ultimate goal" instead of a definitive feature. It won't play PS3 discs (but will eventually stream many PS3 games), and, while there's some weaselwording involved, second hand games are safe. The biggest surprise? The console itself wasn't shown because it's not done yet. No joke. No price, no release date (other than somewhere before the holidays).
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RE: my take
by Drumhellar on Thu 21st Feb 2013 18:50 UTC in reply to "my take"
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The original XBox being x86 led to some awesome stuff.
XBMC is a prime example of cool stuff that console hackers did.

Of course, since familiarity of the platform will make hacking easier, it may also make rampant piracy an issue...
Just like the original XBox.

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